The use of music therapy assessments with hearing-impaired children
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The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the Auditory Perceptual Tool-Assessment in Music (APT-AIM) and the Musical-Perception Assessment of Cognitive ·Devel opment (M-PACD) in assessing developmental skills of the hea ring impaired and, further, to determine if adaptive proce dur e s are necessary in order to use these assessments with the hearing impaired. The APT-AIM and the M-PACD were administered individually to twelve hearing children and to twelve severely hearing impaired children from one public school . The t- test revealed a significant difference between the scores of the hearing and the scores of the hearing impaired subjects on the APT-AIM and the M-PACD assessments . The scores of the hearing impaired subjects were consistently lower than those of the hearing subjects on both the APT-AIM and the M-PACD.